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Strides Toronto

There are two full-time contracts available – 6 months (until March 31, 2021) and 1 year.

Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing services to young people from birth to age 29 and their families in East Toronto. Formed in January 2020 through the amalgamation of Aisling Discoveries and East Metro Youth Services, Strides Toronto provides a range of community, residential and treatment services to improve the mental, social, and physical health of infants, children, youth and their families. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support.

As Lead Agency for infant, child and youth mental health in Toronto, Strides Toronto works with 25 core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that transform access to services, experience of services and the mental health outcomes for Toronto’s diverse communities.

Strides Toronto has a budget of $30 million and more than 350 employees providing services out of 19 locations across East Toronto. The organization Is accredited by the Centre for Accreditation and the predecessor organizations have a long history of providing high-quality services in East Toronto.

Why work with us?

Be part of a long history of leadership and evidence informed practice in child, youth and family service.
Join a skilled and dedicated team who are passionate about achieving our vision of an inclusive and supportive community where children, youth and their families thrive.
Experience opportunities for growth and professional development.
Be committed to creating a positive and rewarding work environment.
Share an organizational culture of on-going learning and quality improvement.
Bring high standards for performance and implementation of best practices and demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation
Expect a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Join a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak more than 23 languages.
What will you do?

Assess communication skills of children from birth to school age entry
Develop and deliver intervention that addresses identified needs including speech production difficulties, language delays, and social communication impairments.
Provide direct intervention on an individual or group basis for children.
Provide consultation, education and counselling for parents, caregivers and community personnel.
Collaborate with other professionals within the organization and community.
Lead educational workshops for parents and caregivers.
Provide clinical supervision to Communicative Disorders Assistants and other support personnel.
Collect and document clinical and administrative data in accordance with organization’s guidelines.
Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and organizational health and safety policies.
What are we looking for?

A Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Must be a registered member in good standing with CASLPO.
Minimum 2 years work experience in the area of preschool communication delays and disorders preferred.
An understanding and acceptance of parent involvement and a client-centered service approach.
A valid Ontario driver’s license in good standing with access to a vehicle.
Knowledge of Scarborough and East York community served by the agency.
Ability to work with new processes and people from multi-discipline backgrounds.
Effectively work closely with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
A self-starter, equally skilled in working independently and as a part of a team.
Knowledge and skills with applicable computer programs (e.g. MsOffice).
Well-developed organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement and adaptation to change.
Additional Assets

Fluency in another language(s).
Experience providing services via telepractice.
Additional Information

This role is a part of OPSEU Local 567 bargaining unit.

Salary range $73,168 – $82,381 per annum

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your experience and how you meet the requirements for this position.   The application deadline is September 13, 2021.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit stridestoronto.ca.

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